Lithuanian public leader Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky has been infected in Corona, his office announced today (Friday). The statement states that the 92-year-old rabbi is being examined after the change in his body measurements and that he is feeling well and continues with his research as usual, under strict medical supervision. “The public is being asked to pray for the full healing of the OT of our Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim-ben-Pasha-Miriam.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his Twitter account: “I wish speedy and complete healing to the genius of the Torah, Rabbi Chaim Kanevsky. I am currently joining the prayers of the Beit Yisrael masses for rabbinic health, in the written spirit: Proverbs 4:22).
I wish the genius of Torah, Rabbi Chaim Kanevski, a speedy and complete recovery. At this time I join the prayers of the masses of Beit Yisrael for the health of the rabbis, in the spirit of Scripture: “For they live for their own and heal his whole body” (Proverbs 4:22).
– Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 2, 2020
The President’s House reported that President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin had offered a prayer for the recovery of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky. Rivlin’s Twitter account read, “Support us sages of Israel. ‘Prayer of the whole medical Dlib Rav Chaim Kanievsky Rebbe, Hkdos Blessed Hoa Imla mercy Alio Lhhlimo and Lrfato and Lhhziko and Lhhioto, and Islh to him Mhrh heaven full recovery.
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon responded to the announcement and said: “Together with all the people of Israel we pray for the speedy recovery of Rabbi Chaim Kanievski, Minister of Torah, Shlit. In the holiday prayer, we pray for the healing of Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim ben Pasha Miriam during the good days. Please and do not cure him. ”
As you may recall, last month the senior rabbi caused confusion after it was posted on the Shabbat Square website that he had ordered not to allow corona tests to be held in yeshivahs where students should be imprisoned until Yom Kippur. According to the announcement, he said this because there is a “fear of a huge Torah cancellation” as a result of thousands of students entering solitary confinement after the tests. The rabbi’s associates confirmed the report.
After the announcement, Corona’s projector prof. Roni Gamzo defined the rabbi’s announcement as “endangering the ultra-Orthodox public in the continuation of the infection”, but later apologized for it. He said: “The examination I conducted shows that Rabbi Kanievsky did not and was not ordered not to be examined, but it was a decision made by a number of rabbis regarding certain cases among the yeshivas who remain in closed capsules after examination at the crown and according to predetermined procedures.
About the misunderstanding that followed the misrepresentation on behalf of Rabbi Kanievsky, whom I respect and cherish, and repeat my words.” He continued, “I attach great importance to testing, so I keep asking you not to underestimate it. Go for testing to stop the disease together. And you are very much saved for your souls. ”